Monica Oliver


I first met the Society of Our Lady when visiting my son during his candidacy in Belize and Rome. The rest, as they say, is history.

Eight years ago I took early retirement from my post as assistant head at a secondary school for young people with learning and physical difficulties in the United Kingdom and volunteered at the Society’s Montessori School in Kansas City, returning to the US nine months later for my formation as a Lay Member. I returned to the school and living in community with the SOLT team. I was later re assigned to Robstown, Texas. I spent three years in Mission in Wales, UK, returning frequently to the States to serve in community and visit my son, a Permanent Brother with the Society.

I have visited many missions in the States and met more mission teams at annual Assemblies. An important element as a Lay member is to be a happy traveller and I can truly say that I am and have wonderful memories of places I have visited and the people I have met.

My home is in the UK but I am in touch with mission teams and the many friends I have in the Society of Our Lady and travel frequently across the pond. At home, apart from my work with SOLT, I am very active in the pro- life movement. I visit the homebound, and am a Eucharistic Minister. I also get to meet up with my four brothers when we can. Indeed, I am a rich woman in the truest sense of the word and count my blessings daily and, I must pack my case again soon and go back to my second home.

Monica Oliver
Committed Member